Want a good way to get away? Escape to a new world in Dragon Lightning! – #Dragons, #Fantasy, #SciFi, #Octopus, #YoungAdult

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#IARTG THE DRAGON DREAMER by J.S. Burke, #YA #Sci #Fantasy
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Drakor foresees the doom of dragons . . .
Drakor seems like a normal young ice dragon with a talent for making lightning swords. But he alone feels the changing heart of his island Volcano. It destroyed his beloved sire. Now he foresees their doom, but none will listen. As he seeks proof, the Volcano shakes him off into the frozen sea.
Arak was mocked as a worthless dreamer until he and Scree, a fearless undersea misfit, saved the dragons. Now dragons and octopi sail north in search of mythical ice dragons. They find Drakor and a terrifying reality. When Scree enters the abyss to check his volcano, she discovers everyone is in peril. Can this crew of unlikely friends save three realms?
“Dragon Lightning” is stand-alone book II of the award-winning Dragon Dreamer series: science fantasy adventure with dragons, an undersea world, and unlikely friendships. This upbeat, young adult book is for readers age 9 and older. “Dragon Lightning” won the Pinnacle Award for Best Science Fantasy and the IAN Award for Best Science Fiction.
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The bond between dragon and octopi
By Yvonne
Arak has once again returned to the seas, this time to find the mythical Ice Dragons. Accompanying him on his journey is fellow dragons healer Dorali and Taron and his best friend and octopus Scree with her mate Orm. Drakor is an Ice Dragon, he has a talent of predicting danger, but when his clan dismisses his warnings, he goes off to look for proof. Injured and weak, can the dragons escape the volcano.
It’s been a while since I read Dragon Dreamer, but as soon I started reading this book, I was transported straightaway back to the ocean. Drakor was so like Arak, ridiculed by his clan for being different. However, when he was found by Arak, he found a kinship. Seeing Arak a highly thought of member of his group, gave Drakor hope.
With the pending eruption from the volcanoes, this story is one big adventure. Arak and Scree are working to a deadline to rescue their families, but it does not help that other species are working against them and Scree must put all her cunningness to use to survive. The addition of the Ice dragons enables the author to add different dragon skills to the story, and you get to learn just how more powerful they are and the uphill struggle Drakor must convince them to move.
The idea of reading is to take you to another world, and this story does that 100%. I got so involved in the story that I forget that I was reading about creatures as they are so human. The fine details add depth to the story, and the picturesque scenes help you visualize how beautiful the ocean is.
As like Dragon Dreamer, this will be perfect to read to your young ones as a bedtime story but will be enjoyed by all ages.
I hope that Arak’s adventures continue.
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Want a good way to get away? Escape to a new world in Dragon Lightning! – #Dragons, #Fantasy, #SciFi, #Octopus, #YoungAdult

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#IARTG THE DRAGON DREAMER by J.S. Burke, #YA #Sci #Fantasy
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Drakor foresees the doom of dragons . . .
Drakor seems like a normal young ice dragon with a talent for making lightning swords. But he alone feels the changing heart of his island Volcano. It destroyed his beloved sire. Now he foresees their doom, but none will listen. As he seeks proof, the Volcano shakes him off into the frozen sea.
Arak was mocked as a worthless dreamer until he and Scree, a fearless undersea misfit, saved the dragons. Now dragons and octopi sail north in search of mythical ice dragons. They find Drakor and a terrifying reality. When Scree enters the abyss to check his volcano, she discovers everyone is in peril. Can this crew of unlikely friends save three realms?
“Dragon Lightning” is stand-alone book II of the award-winning Dragon Dreamer series: science fantasy adventure with dragons, an undersea world, and unlikely friendships. This upbeat, young adult book is for readers age 9 and older. “Dragon Lightning” won the Pinnacle Award for Best Science Fantasy and the IAN Award for Best Science Fiction.
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Another inventive tale
By S.O
This is a wonderfully imagined story with characters I’ve come to really like. I love Scree. She’s brave and adventurous. She also tries to bring peace to dangerous situations. There are beautiful and vivid descriptions of the sea, sky, land, and jewels that the dragons find on their journey, and I love the blend of fantasy and real science.
There is an inventive dragon version of ‘rock, paper, scissors’ which I can imagine children wanting to play but what I love most about this book is that the characters choose to learn from the other dragons/octopuses/squid that they meet, adapting and using those skills to improve their own and combining resources to make life better for all. I’ve also enjoyed the growth of the characters through the first book and this sequel.
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Dive into the award-winning Dragon Dreamer series by @J.S. Burke! – #DRAGONS #FANTASY #SCIFI #OCTOPUS #YoungAdult

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#IARTG THE DRAGON DREAMER by J.S. Burke, #YA #Sci #Fantasy
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A wounded dragon, an undersea misfit, and a dangerous dream.
Arak could quest for hours in trance, his mind far away. He was different, a worthless dreamer, and so he was tormented by other young dragons. Arak left the clan, flying far over the sea, and crashed in a fierce storm. Scree, a shape-shifter octopus, found and healed him. A great friendship begins . . .
Arak returns to the Winter Festival, where dragons carve glaciers with fire and toss lightning bolts in the clouds. But a terrible illness strikes the clan. When Zarina falls ill, he vows to save her. Then an undersea volcano erupts, which triggers a towering tsunami and a deadly chain of events. Can Arak use his unique gifts and a dangerous dream to save the dragons?
“The Dragon Dreamer”
is a stand-alone book I of the Dragon Dreamer series: Young Adult Science Fantasy. “The Dragon Dreamer” received IAN First Place for Best First Novel. It’s also an IAN Finalist for Best Science Fiction and for Best Fantasy Book. This series is written for ages 9 and older.
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Pygmy Amazon Reviews
this delightful fantasy for middle school age children and enjoyed it. The author incorporated life lessons on relationships

I read this delightful fantasy for middle school age children and enjoyed it. The author incorporated life lessons on relationships, social responsibility, diplomacy, and learning to accept those who are different both physically and culturally. There were the effects of certain geological events on the environment and subsequent ramifications beyond the initial impact. All these woven into a delightful story without being a dry educational text.

The story is wonderful and aimed at youth who are just beginning to develop abstract thought. This book should be in school and public libraries. It would make an excellent supplemental reading for social studies or English with class discussions on trade, diplomacy, and social issues we deal with in our daily lives. The Dragon Dreamer would make an excellent book to help teach children how to think for themselves through these class discussions.

The two main protagonists, one is a dragon who is different from most and is the basis for the title, he’s a dreamer and is often teased because of it. The other is an octopus who is the healer in her pod. These two become friends after an unfortunate event that requires the octopus’ skills as a healer.

Antagonists are predators and beings who have to search for other sources of prey after a major geological event destroys their natural source of food.

The author was accurate in her descriptions of earth sciences. For example in the search for copper the dragons look for areas where turquoise is found, knowing that where there is turquoise there will be copper.

I highly recommend this book for sixth through eighth graders. A precocious fourth or fifth grader would enjoy it too. Older teens and adults who enjoy fantasy would also like this book. Even as a grandma I really enjoyed the book.

Dragon Dreamer is well written, the characters are well developed and it was easy to become emotionally involved with them. Great read even for an adult that enjoys children’s books.

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THANK YOU!

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Science Fantasy Adventure with dragons &
undersea world.

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